This step by step diy project is about grill gazebo plans. I have designed this simple 8×8 backyard gazebo so you can shelter the grill while not spending a fortune on the materials. This grill gazebo features wide rails on 3 sides of the structure that can be used as a serving bar. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
Grill Gazebo Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 84″ long POSTS
- B – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long TOP PLATES
- C – 8 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 24″ long BRACES
- D – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long RAFTERS
- E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 17″x96″ long ROOF SHEETS
- F – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 65 3/8″ long TRIMS
- G – 110 sq ft of tar paper, 110 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 10 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 12′
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x4′
- 110 sq ft of tar paper, 110 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 6″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails,
- post anchor
- roof underlayment
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 8×8 Grill Gazebo Plans
- PART 2: 8×8 Grill Gazebo Railings Plans
8×8 Grill Gazebo Plans
The first step of the project is to choose the location for the grill gazebo and to lay out the location of the posts. Make sure the surface is perfectly level and it complies with the local building codes. You can attach the posts to an already existing concrete slab, or you can secure the posts to the ground. Use batter boards and string to lay out the location of the posts. Apply the 3-4-5 rule to the corners and make adjustments until the diagonals are perfectly equal.
You can set the posts in concrete or you can pour 3′ deep footings and use posts anchors. Considering this is a light outdoor project, you can set the posts to anchors. That is why, these plans are designed starting from that assumption.
Next, cut the top rails from 4×4 lumber. Make the notches to both ends of the beams, as shown in the plans. Make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and then remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the surface with sandpaper.
Plumb the posts with a spirit level and lock them temporarily with braces. Attach the plates to the top of the posts and then secure them with 6″ screws. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square.
Use 4×4 lumber for the braces. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the braces and then smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Fit the braces to the grill gazebo frame, as shown in the diagram. Before fitting the braces and inserting the 3 1/2″ screws, make sure the posts are plumb.
Build the rafters from 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the rafters and make the birdmouth cuts with a circular saw. In addition, use a miter saw to make the angle cut at one end of the rafters.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Cut the gusset with a circular saw and then fit it to the rafters. I recommend you to lay everything on a level surface, otherwise the trusses might end up twisted. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the gussets to the rafters.
Fit the trusses to the top of the grill gazebo, equally spaced, as shown in the free plans. Plumb the trusses with a spirit level and then use rafter ties to lock them to the top plates.
Cut and fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the 8×8 gazebo. Set the sheets to the rafters and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets.
Use a 1×6 lumber for the front and back roof trims. Use a miter saw to make the angle cut and a jigsaw to make the round cut. Fit the trims to the front and back of the gazebo grill and then lock them into place tightly, use 2″ nails.
Cover the roof of the gazebo with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. In addition, cut a 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Take a look over PART 2 of the grill gazebo project, so you learn how to build the railings.
This 8×8 gazebo is build on a frame that is made from 4x4s. The gable roof has a 30 degree slope and it is generally speaking super simple to build. You can tackle this project in one weekend and save hundreds of the dollars. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.
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